Companies can play a negative role in war-torn countries as there are economic incentives to ignore social responsibility. Accountability mechanisms are ineffective, and companies are extremely rarely brought to justice for international crimes. Lundin Energy is a Swedish oil company whose business leaders are suspected of involvement in war crimes in South Sudan. The commencement of the trial of Lundin Energy opens a window to realize the trial’s global, transformative potential to strengthen corporate social responsibility moving forward. Creating synergies between activities that take place in different countries is important for international lobbying and advocacy to be successful.
In this project, PAX- Stichting Vredesbeweging Pax Nederland wants to address accountability of companies that contribute to violence and gross human rights violations.
The project is supported with SEK 2 840 000.
What does the project deliver?
The project consists of 3 mutually reinforcing components:
– Support and inform victims of war crimes, and strengthen their claiming power.
– Public campaign, lobby and advocacy for corporate accountability and the right to remedy in Sweden, Norway, Austria, Malaysia, Switzerland and internationally. This strand is co-funded by the Swedish Postcode Foundation.
– Monitoring and reporting of the Lundin war crimes trial. Tailored reporting for different audiences, including victim communities, international mass media, corporate and academic lawyers, investors, politicians and the general public.
Why do we support this project?
The project tackles the global problem of impunity. Impunity weakens institutions, creates inequalities before the law and restricts the fundamental rights of citizens, and is therefore an obstacle to development and democracy.
Project time status
This project started in January 2022 and ends in December 2023
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